The winner of $450m Mega Millions jackpot identified as 20-year-old man

By Odero Charles: Saturday, January 13th 2018 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football
Florida man, 20, claims $450M Mega Millions jackpot

The man who won $450 million Mega Millions jackpot has been identified as 20-year-old Shane Missler from Florida.

Missler came forward on Friday to claim the lone winning ticket in the second largest jackpot won by a single ticket, according to the Florida Lottery.


Missler  "A believer in the power of a positive mindset, Shane wasn’t really surprised that he had won," the Florida Lottery said. "He said he just had 'a feeling' that he might."


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Moments after the announcement, Missler's Facebook page was quickly flooded with congratulations messages.

Shane, who will take a lump sum payout of $281.2 million, purchased the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven store on Ridge Road in Pasco County.

When asked what he plans to do with the jackpot, Shane said, “I’m only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity," he said in a statement.

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